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L'Orange feat Homeboy Sandman

Man vs. Matter

Mello Music Group
As you'd imagine from the personnel & label involved, somewhat off the beaten track for US hip-hop and therefore of massive interest to anyone with two braincells to rub together. HS throws down some typically compelling rhymes about love, consciousness, insanity and other daily distractions over L'Orange's seriously smoky mix of thudding beats and jazz-menace. And when I say jazz, I don't mean fusion-era, I don't mean free-jazz, I don't mean jazz-funk, I mean quite literally hacked from the early 1920s blaring trombone racket, bound to get you jitterbugging all over the shop/barbecue/party/dancefloor. Determinedly off-kilter, I applaud this massively.
7.5